The Big Green Parenting Experiment

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Review and GIVEAWAY: Zenoobi.com

I was very excited to be contacted by Zenoobi.com to do a review of their fabulous site and one of their products. If you’re unfamiliar, Zenoobi is an eco-friendly and organic online retailer offering merchandise that ranges from baby and kids to furniture and household items. After exploring the site I was thoroughly impressed with the variety of merchandise that they have to offer.

At first glance, the site is very well-organized and offers a perfect balance of simplicity and variety. It is extremely easy to navigate and very user-friendly. It is apparent that the website is thoughtfully designed for a pleasant shopping experience. I had a very good first impression of the site.

I loved browsing the various products that they have to offer, from adorable organic baby clothing to my personal favorite, Aden + Anais swaddle blankets! (If you don’t already own at least one of these, now is your chance! Great gift, too!) There are a variety of natural bath & body products including the Earth Mama line, unique toys and crafts and even furniture for your little one or the nursery. And if that’s not enough for you, they also offer a large selection of natural cleaning products, bedding and household items.  Zenoobi.com carries an array of reputable names such as Happy Baby organics, Mrs. Meyers cleaning products, GreenToys, thinksport and many others.

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Zenoobi.com carries a fantastic selection of items for mama’s and mama’s to be. I received a bottle of Earth Mama Angel Baby Happy Mama Spray to try out. I haven’t tried many aromatherapy type products so I was eager to give it a shot. Described as ‘bliss in a bottle’, this spray is specially formulated with a blend of oils to be uplifting during stressful times and to curb pregnancy nausea. As the mother of a toddler, I used it for the former. The fresh citrusy scent is indeed uplifting! A spritz in the air or on the wrist and it really does give a refreshing feeling of calm. I’m sure the deep breath helps too! I obviously didn’t get to test the effectiveness on nausea. I have a hunch that it would depend on the woman as we all have very different aversions during pregnancy. I wouldn’t hesitate to give it a try if I should ever find myself pregnant again. I thoroughly enjoy this ‘bliss in a bottle’ and look forward to having it handy when we get further into toddlerhood and I need burst of serenity now!

Zenoobi.com is a great site for those, like myself, who like to support eco-friendly retailers. Based on my experience thus far, I would highly recommend giving them try. If we all did our part to select environmentally responsible products and support retailers like Zenoobi, the world would be a better place!

HOW ABOUT A GIVEAWAY???

Zenoobi.com is generous enough to be offering one of my lucky readers a $20 gift code for their site! Great time to pick up one of those sweet swaddle blankets I was raving about!

You will get one entry for each of the following:

1. Like Zenoobi on facebook and leave a comment about the giveaway. Bloggers be sure to ‘like’ from your personal FB page for it to be counted.

2. Like the big green parenting experiment on facebook and leave a comment. (Again, from your personal account.) if you already like the bgpe, leave a comment saying so to receive your entry.

3. Sign up for the Zenoobi.com newsletter and mention it in one of the above comments.

All entrants will receive a gift from Zenoobi.com, so please be sure to leave your comments so I can contact you! Who couldn’t use an extra $20 towards gifts right now? I know I could!

Zenoobi.com also states that they plant a tree for every order placed! How sweet is that?!

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green product review (& discount!): reusable swiffer wet jet pads!!

If you own a swiffer wet jet, you know just how convenient it is… and, of course, how wasteful those replacement pads are. Not to mention… what a RIP-OFF! Even the generic Target brand pads are about a dollar a piece. REALLY??

Today I am reviewing our new favorite household product. The reusable wet jet pad. I found this particular pad on ebay and after careful review of all of the other options, I gave it a go. AH-MAZING.

I was SO excited to receive this product in the mail. After beginning the journey to a chemical free home series (part one, part two), I planned to tackle floor cleaning alternatives next. I originally intended to create my own reusable pad when I discovered this wonderful product. These pads work beautifully. Much better than their disposable counterparts that we were overpaying for. We love our wet jet. Especially when we’re cleaning up after three toddler meals a day. It’s just so convenient.

On to the review:

Appearance: At first glance, I was very impressed with the product. It is well made, neatly stitched and appears to be quite durable. The pads are pretty thick and look very absorbent, as advertised. The pads are available in a great variety of colors. (I chose green.)

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photo taken after a couple of washes

Use: Initially, I was a bit concerned with the hook and loop staying fastened to the wet jet itself, but I was proven wrong. It stayed attached very well and the fit was great. The pads are super absorbent. MUCH more absorbent than the disposable pads. The floor is practically dry when you’re finished, which leaves me confident that all of the dirt and dirty cleaning solution and/or water have been picked up, rather than being pushed around the floor. The absorbency was actually quite alarming at first as it takes a little more effort to push the mop across the floor. You get used to this change quickly, especially for the trade off of total grime removal. It is a nice change from the filthy disposable pad sliding across the floor and bunching and tearing before the job is even finished!

Construction: The pad is constructed from a highly absorbent yellow core made from wood pulp, a totally green by-product from the lumber industry. The mopping surface is made from high quality (new) cotton towels which are selected for durability, long wear and quick drying time.

Cleaning: The pads are extremely easy to clean by tossing them in a warm wash cycle. They can be dried in the dryer, however we opted for air dry. They were practically dry when we removed them from the wash and were fully dry and ready to use again in no time. Many of the pads are bleachable for easy sanitizing also. We have only washed them a handful of times, but so far they have held up great!

We purchased our pads on eBay during a buy one, get one free promotion, so we paid $6.85 for two pads with free shipping! I’ll probably buy a few more for those more frequent mopping days (read: toddler meal-slinging). To purchase this fantastic product from eBay click here. The seller is now offering 20% OFF to anyone who mentions the big green parenting experiment review when they order! You can also find these pads and other great green products at www.EZgreenPRO.com.

This is an excellent green product and I highly recommend picking up a few! Our household will never go back to wasteful, disposable pads and saving money is always a bonus as well. If you love your wet jet as much as I do, order some today. You will not be sorry!

BGPE rating: A+

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I was not paid or compensated in any way for the review of this product. This review is based solely on my personal use and opinion and I am in no way affiliated with the seller of this product, just an extremely satisfied, supportive customer! Thanks for reading!

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